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December 12th, 2008

WindJet to expand at Bologna Forli

WindJet will add 12 new routes from their Bologna (Forli) base next year. Flights, most of which begin at the end of March 2009, include routes to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin (Tegel), Krakow, Lampedusa, Naples, Prague, Riga, Timisoara, Brussels (International), Cagliari and Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

July 27th, 2008

New seasonal flights from Transavia

Transavia have put five new seasonal routes on sale to Austria and Germany. These include routes to Innsbruck from Berlin (Tegel), Brussels (International) and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel), as well as flights from Brussels (International) to Salzburg and Rotterdam to Friedrichshafen.

The new flights, which begin from 19 December 2008, can be booked now at www.transavia.com.

May 6th, 2008

Brussels to Constanta link with Blue Air

Low-cost airline Blue Air will begin flying from Brussels (International) to Constanta on the Romanian Black Sea coast. They will launch weekly flights on this route from 12 August 2008.

March 3rd, 2008

Three new easyJet routes from Milan

easyJet have put three new routes on sale from their Milan (Malpensa) base. In June 2008 they will begin flying from Milan (Malpensa) to Brussels (International), Palma and Mykonos.

December 18th, 2007

Two new Clickair routes from Barcelona

clickair will begin two new routes from their Barcelona base to Brussels (International) and Alicante. Flights will commence at the end of February 2008.

October 28th, 2007

New MyAir flights from Milan and Bucharest

MyAir will launch two new routes in December 2007, including flights from Milan (Orio al Serio) to Venice (Marco Polo), and Bucharest (Baneasa) to Brussels (International). These flights begin on 03 and 15 December respectively.

October 1st, 2007

Bari expansion for MyAir

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will launch four new routes from Bari this winter. From mid-December 2007 they will begin flying to Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Athens and Madrid. They are also due to launch flights from Bari to Sofia in March 2008.

September 23rd, 2007

Click4Sky – a new European virtual low-cost airline

Click4Sky is a new low-cost airline created by CSA Czech Airlines. Unlike most other low-cost airlines, Click4Sky does not operate any flights – instead it is being used as a marketing brand in order to sell unsold seats on existing CSA flights. In addition, the airline will sell all seats at a fixed price. Customers travelling with Click4Sky will experience exactly the same on-board service as those travelling with CSA.

They will sell tickets on flights to 36 European destinations from their Prague hub. These will include flights to: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin (Tegel), Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Bratislava, Brussels (International), Budapest, Copenhagen, Cologne-Bonn, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (International), Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel), Hanover, Istanbul (Ataturk), Kosice, Krakow, Ljubljana, London (Heathrow), London (Stansted), Madrid, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa), Munich, Oslo (International), Riga, Rome (Fiumicino), Thessaloniki, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Venice (Marco Polo), Vienna, Vilnius and Zurich.

July 26th, 2007

New easyJet routes to Gdansk, Bucharest and others

easyJet have put 12 new routes on sale, including their first routes to Gdansk. They will fly to Gdansk from Bristol, Edinburgh and London (Gatwick). They will also begin flying to Bucharest (Baneasa) from London (Gatwick) and Madrid, to Innsbruck from Bristol and London (Gatwick), from Madrid to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Palma, from Nice to Brussels (International), and from Milan (Malpensa) to Barcelona and Bari.

Tickets for these new routes are available to purchase now.

July 17th, 2007

Various new routes for Vueling

Vueling have put five new routes on sale including Granada to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Rome (Fiumicino) (from the end of October 2007), Seville to Bilbao and Venice (Marco Polo) and from Alicante to Brussels (International). These are all available now at www.vueling.com.

July 3rd, 2007

New flights for winter with Vueling

Vueling have put six new routes on sale for the winter season. The flights, which commence on 28 October 2007, include Malaga to Brussels (International) and Rome (Fiumicino), Madrid to Brussels (International), Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Nice, and Barcelona to Nice. These will be their first flights to Nice. The new routes and other winter flights are on sale now at www.vueling.com.

June 30th, 2007

Two new easyJet routes from Berlin

easyJet have begun putting their Winter 07/08 timetable on sale. This includes two new routes from their Berlin (Schoenefeld) base to Brussels (International) and Lyon. These flights will commence on 29 October 2007.

June 21st, 2007

New Vueling flights to Seville

Vueling will add three new international routes to Seville this winter. From the beginning of December, they will begin flying from Amsterdam, Brussels (International) and Milan (Malpensa) to Seville. Flights can be booked now at www.vueling.com.

May 2nd, 2007

Stering to fly to Brussels

Scandinavian low-cost airline Sterling will begin flying to Brussels (International) from their various bases in Scandinavia. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying to Brussels (International) from Stockholm (Arlanda), Oslo (International) and Copenhagen.

They will also launch new flights from Gothenburg (Landvetter) to Las Palmas and from Copenhagen to Funchal. All of these flights can be booked now at www.sterlingticket.com.

March 25th, 2007

Virgin Express and SN Brussels merger

The merger announced last year between Virgin Express and SN Brussels will go ahead under the new name, Brussels Airlines. From today, previous routes operated by Virgin Express (primarily from Brussels (International)) will be operated by the new Brussels Airlines. As this airline no longer follows a specific low-cost model, their routes will cease to be included in the flycheapo database.

Flights can be booked now at www.brusselsairlines.com.

March 10th, 2007

February 19th, 2007

easyJet to begin flights to Brussels from Geneva

easyJet will begin flying to Brussels (International) from their Geneva base, and flights will begin on 29 June 2007. This may come as a surprise to many, because Brussels (International) is frequently avoided by low-cost airlines due to the expense of landing there.

December 19th, 2006

SkyEurope to open base at Vienna

Despite only being a short distance from their Bratislava base, Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will open a base at Vienna from 25 March 2007. Traditionally, Vienna has been ignored by many low-cost airlines due to the high landing fees that airlines must pay to fly there.

From March 2007, Sky Europe will fly from Vienna to Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Paris (Orly), Nice, Venice (Treviso), Florence, Rimini, Bucharest (Baneasa), Sofia, Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split.

March 1st, 2006

Condor added to flycheapo database

Following the announcement that Condor would launch regular and low-cost style flights from Munich, we have added these flights to the route database.

Condor currently fly from Munich to Barcelona, and in April and May will launch flights to Brussels (International), Prague, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Venice (Marco Polo), and Istanbul (Sabiha). These are priced as single tickets.

These flights, along with the regular Condor charter flights, can be booked at www.condor.com.

Atlas Blue added to flycheapo

Following our expansion to include Morocco in flycheapo, we have added Atlas Blue – a low-cost airline operating in Morocco.

They fly a number of interesting routes between Marrakech and Milan (Malpensa), Brussels (International), Bordeaux, Lyon, Geneva, London (Gatwick), Amsterdam, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Toulouse. From the end of March they will begin flying between Brussels (International) and the Moroccan airports of Tangier, Oujda, Nador. They also currently fly between Agadir and Milan (Malpensa).

Atlas Blue will operate a summer service between Brussels (International) and Al Hoceima, beginning in late June.

December 27th, 2005

Virgin Express to fly to Palermo

From 01 April 2006, Virgin Express will launch a new route from Brussels (International) to Palermo. They will initially fly twice per week on this new route.

November 23rd, 2005

SkyEurope expands Krakow base

SkyEurope will expand their Krakow base, where they currently operate 7 routes.

They will add a further 8 routes in 2006 (and reopen one to Barcelona) from March to June, including Edinburgh, Birmingham, Brussels, Bologna, Stockholm (Arlanda), Naples, Turin and Athens.

September 16th, 2005

Madrid new base for Vueling

Vueling are to launch 3 new routes from Madrid in the next few months. They will launch daily flights to Rome (Fiumicino) on 15 November 2005 and to Brussels and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) on 21 December.

These flights have not yet been formally announced, however they are already available for booking at www.vueling.com.

July 12th, 2005

Virgin Express to return to Berlin

From 05 September 2005, Virgin Express will begin flying their Brussels base to Berlin (Schoenefeld). They will initially fly once-daily, but the frequency of flights will increase to twice-daily from October.

Virgin Express previously flew to Schoenefeld, until 2000 when they withdrew the route.

March 29th, 2005

Virgin Express adds routes to Toulon and Milan

From the beginning of June 2005, Virgin Express will begin flying between their base at Brussels and Milan (Orio al Serio) and Toulon. The route to Orio al Serio will replace their current route to Milan (Linate).

Tickets are on sale now for these new routes.

March 22nd, 2005

Murcia and Catania are new Virgin Express destinations

On 05 May 2005 Virgin Express will commence flying a new route from Brussels to Catania. They will also begin a new route from Brussels to Murcia on 10 May.

Tickets are available now for these new routes.

December 22nd, 2004

VLM adds Southampton to Brussels

On 10 January 2005, VLM will begin a new twice per weekday service from Brussels to Southampton.

October 21st, 2004

Virgin Express adds Valencia

On 13 December 2004, Virgin Express will begin a new route from Brussels (International) to Valencia. Initially the frequency will only be twice weekly, but over the coming months it will be increased.

May 16th, 2004

Vueling Airlines – a new budget airline for Europe

Vueling Airlines is a new Spanish budget airline with bases in Barcelona and Valencia.

They are due to begin flying on 01 July 2004, with the aim of connecting Spain with the ‘major capitals’ of south-west Europe. Initially, they will begin flying (from both bases) to Paris (Charles de Gaulles), Brussels, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca.

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